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International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

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Division 61 Special Hazard Areas

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Section 91.6101 Impact Hazard Glazing in Existing Buildings

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91.6101.1 Impact Hazard Glazing in Existing Buildings

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When application is made for a permit for alterations, repairs or additions to real property, the permit shall be withheld until the department receives a sworn affidavit from the real property owner stating that:
  1. Prior to final inspection of the work under the permit, the owner shall replace the glass in every existing sliding glass panel of sliding-type doors, other than wardrobe doors and bathroom shower doors and French-type wooden doors, in the residential portion of the building with approved safety glazing pursuant to CBC Section 2406; or
  2. The owner declares the existing glazing of the glass in every sliding glass panel of sliding-type doors, other than wardrobe doors and bathroom shower doors and French-type wooden doors, in the residential portion of the building complies with the safety glazing requirements pursuant to CBC Section 2406.

    EXCEPTION: The owner may install film on the glass in every existing sliding glass panel of sliding-type doors, other than wardrobe doors and bathroom shower doors and French-type wooden doors, in the residential portion of the building with film approved by the department.

91.6101.2 Application

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The provisions of this section shall apply only in the following circumstances:
  1. To Group R-3 Occupancy, if a permit is issued with a valuation of $10,000 or more per unit for alterations, repairs or additions;
  2. To Group R-1, R-2, R-3.1 or R-4 Occupancy, if a permit is issued for $3,000 or more per dwelling unit and/or guest room for alterations, repairs or additions;
  3. To an individual unit of Group R-1, R-2, R-3.1 or R-4 Occupancy, townhouse or condominium, if a permit is issued for $10,000 or more for alterations, repairs or additions to that individual unit; and
  4. To any Group R Occupancy that is sold or exchanged, including an individual townhouse or condominium unit.

Section 91.6102 Rubbish Rooms

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Every room, except a room in a Group R, Division 3 Occupancy, appropriated for the storage or treatment of combustible rubbish, shall be of one-hour fire-resistive construction. All openings in interior partitions shall be protected by a fire assembly having a one-hour fire-resistive rating. All openings in exterior walls shall be protected by a fire assembly having a three-fourths hour fire-resistive rating.

Section 91.6103 Shafts, Pits and Similar Excavation — Misdemeanor

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Every person owning or having charge of land upon which is located any active or abandoned mining shaft, test hole, well, pit or similar excavation which exceeds six inches in any lateral dimension and three feet in depth shall cover, fence securely or provide some equivalent protection for the hazard and keep it so protected. Failure to do so shall cause such person to be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Section 91.6104 Fire Districts

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Buildings located in a fire district shall comply with the provisions of Division 72, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC in addition to the general requirements of this Code.

Section 91.6105 Separation From Oil Wells

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No school, hospital, sanitarium or assembly occupancy shall be within 200 feet from the center of the oil well casing.

No public utility fuel manufacturing plant or public utility electrical generating, receiving or distribution plant shall be located within 200 feet from the center of the oil well casing.

No building more than 400 square feet (37 m2) in area and taller than 36 feet in height shall be erected within 50 feet from the center of an oil well casing.

A distance separation between the exterior wall of the building and the center of an oil well casing shall be maintained with a horizontal distance equal to 1 1/2 times the building's height, provided however, that that distance need not exceed 200 feet. The building height for this provision shall be measured vertically from the adjacent lowest ground elevation to the ceiling of the top story.

EXCEPTIONS: The distance separation may be reduced to the following:
  1. 35 feet separation if a solid 6 inches thick masonry wall and no shorter than 6 feet tall to be constructed within 50 feet from the building in between the oil well and all portions of the building.
  2. 26 feet if any portion of the building exterior walls within 50 feet from the center of an oil well casing shall be constructed with no openings and one hour fire resistive construction with a 3 foot high fire rated parapet.
  3. 15 feet if any portion of the building exterior walls within 50 feet from the center of an oil well casing shall be constructed with no openings and two-hour fire resistive construction with a 3 foot high fire rated parapet.
The provisions specified within this section shall not apply to oil wells that have been abandoned per LAMC Section 57.5706.3.16 and in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources of the State of California.

Section 91.6107 Transformer Vaults

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UpCodes note: This section was repealed by Ordinance No. 171,175, effective on July 25, 1996.

Section 91.6109 Swimming Pools and Other Bodies of Water — Protective Devices Required

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  1. Fences. Every existing swimming pool, fish pond or other body of water, which contains water 18 inches (457.2 mm) or more in depth, shall be enclosed by a fence, the height of which, including gates, shall be not less than 4 1/2 feet (1371.6 mm) above the ground. Gates shall be self-latching with the latch located 4 1/2 feet (1371.6 mm) minimum above the ground. However, for new swimming pools, spas, fish ponds and other bodies of water, the height and construction of the fence and gate shall comply with the requirements of Division 31, Article 1, Chapter IX of the LAMC whichever is more restrictive and provides greater safety.

    Where the ground surface on the side of the fence away from the body of water slopes upward, four and one-half feet clearance shall be maintained between the fence and the face of the slope.

    EXCEPTION: The provisions of this section shall not apply to oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and similar bodies of water, which are publicly owned over which the State of California, the City, or County of Los Angeles has control and jurisdiction
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  2. Existing Body of Water. The provisions of this section shall also apply to all existing bodies of water.
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